Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Pump, Moneybagg Yo were just some of the fire guest artists featured on Smokepurpp‘s studio album, Deadstar 2. In a new interview, however, the rapper explained that one major artist was originally supposed to collab on the project, too — Kanye West.
Revealed in two separate discussions — the first with No Jumper and the second with HipHopDX — Smokepurpp explained that Kanye was set to feature on a track titled “No Problems,” but he decided to axe it after Kanye’s pivot to gospel.
“He kind of just changed his ways or whatever,” he said. “Mike Dean mixed the whole album—he executive produced the whole album. So he pretty much just told me [Kanye’s] not really cursing and shit, he’s not really performing his old songs anymore, he does ‘Jesus Walks.’ If he does do his old songs, he changes the lyrics.”
He continued, “Mike Dean told me at first. He was like, ‘Yo, it was going to be harder to get it cleared because he doesn’t curse no more.’ I was just, like, fuck it, just put it away. He’ll change again.”‘
Watch his interview with DX below.